Research and development costs (11 - 20 of 38 items)
Federal Research: Super Collider--National Security Benefits, Similar Projects, and Cost
RCED-93-158: Published: May 14, 1993. Publicly Released: May 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project, focusing on: (1) national security benefits of SSC; (2) the development of similar SSC programs by other countries or consortia; and (3) the total cost for completing the SSC project.GAO found that: (1) the high energy physics research proposed for SSC will not directly...
National Aero-Space Plane: Restructuring Future Research and Development Efforts
NSIAD-93-71: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program's costs, schedule, status, feasibility, and justification, focusing on NASP: (1) technology development status; (2) project cost and schedule changes; (3) requirements for and the potential mission applications of future operational NASP-derived vehicles and efforts to spin off technology; and (4) issues...
Federal Research: Lessons Learned From SEMATECH
RCED-92-283: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the lessons learned in the first 5 years of the government's participation in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Consortium (SEMATECH) that might be applied to other similar government-industry research and development (R&D) consortia intended to improve the competitive position of U.S. manufacturers.GAO found that: (1) a government-industr...
Cleanup Technology: Better Management for DOE's Technology Development Program
RCED-92-145: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its Technology Development (TD) Program, focusing on ways that DOE can increase the program's effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOE established the TD Program as part of its efforts to clean up the environment; (2) although DOE has begun to implement the TD Program and fund major research and developme...
Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Japan and Australia
NSIAD-92-5: Published: Oct 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO composed investment in Japanese and Australian aerospace vehicle research and technological development efforts with the joint Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program.GAO found that: (1) Japan has not officially approved a plan to build an aerospace plane, although it ha...
Better DOE Controls Needed Over Contractors' Discretionary R&D Funds
T-RCED-91-25: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management oversight of three multiprogram laboratories' discretionary research and development (R&D) activities. GAO noted that DOE: (1) had specific authority to approve laboratories' reasonable use of funds for discretionary R&D activities; (2) guidance was not clear enough to ensure that laboratories used discretionary R&D funds appropriately; (3)...
Military Airlift: Cost and Complexity of the C-17 Aircraft Research and Development Program
NSIAD-91-5: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and complexity of the Air Force's C-17 aircraft research and deployment program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force allocated a $4.2-billion target price to the full-scale engineering development portion of the contract; (2) about 51 percent of that target price was attributable to C-17 design and development, and the remainin...
Research and Development: Funding of Jet Aircraft Engines for Fiscal Years 1984-1988
NSIAD-89-12FS: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided data on the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) changes in funding of jet engine research and development (R&D) by comparing expenditures for fiscal years (FY) 1984 and 1988.GAO found that: (1) in 1988, 54 percent of the military services' total engine R&D funding was for advanced developm...
Degradable Plastics: Standards, Research and Development
T-RCED-88-64: Published: Sep 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1988.
GAO discussed federal and private-sector research and development (R&D) activities concerning degradable plastics to identify: (1) the extent of efforts to develop standards for degradable plastics; and (2) federal agencies' support of degradable plastics R&D. GAO found that: (1) the federal government and the private sector made limited efforts to develop standards and support R&D for degradable...
The Rise of Political Science
137895: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 4, Winter 1988, discusses the system of funding scientific research and development (R&D). GAO noted that: (1) current expenditures for R&D are almost equally split between industry and the federal government and cover everything from medicine to spacecraft to weapon systems; (2) scientific research grant funding was usually allocated through pe...